Webinar on Addiction Prevention
DCBS organised an interactive session on addiction prevention on 09th November, 2021 in association with DCBS Rotaract Club. Ms. Deepa Prasad, Senior Clinical Psychologist from Ankur Rehab was invited as an expert for the session.
The session opened up with defining the term addiction. The expert emphasized the idea that we need to understand addiction more as a mental concern and not only the physical craving. The ambit of addiction includes both substance and non- substance abuse like addiction to mobile/computer. The younger generation is in the non – substance abuse as well.
The discussion went on to uncover the five stages of addiction – First use (which is mostly due to sensation of adventure), Regular use, Risky use (it reaches the threshold and person starts using it on work / to generate performance / during driving etc), Dependence and Behavioural outcomes.
Social Stigma to approach for an expert help, Family Support and the self -awareness whether the person (addict) recognizes that there is a problem and he needs help are the three most important aspects to take care in the process of de-addiction.
Dr Prasad shared that even if one is not addicted, he should spread awareness regarding addiction and help addicts in getting the proper and timely care.
Students sought clarity to their queries regarding the subject and felt informed about the taboos and the ways to overcome them.
The session was coordinated by Dr Shreshth Chhabra while Ms. Vidhi Soni, President Rotaract Club, DCBS extended gratitude towards the expert on behalf of DCBS.